Physical Activity and Sport Anxiety Scale (PASAS)


Author of Tool: 

Norton, P. J., Hope, D. A., & Weeks, J. W.

Key references: 

Norton, P. J., Hope, D. A., & Weeks, J. W. (2004). The physical activity and sport anxiety scale (PASAS): Scale development and psychometric analysis. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 17, 363-382

Primary use / Purpose: 

The Physical Activity and Sport Anxiety Scale (PASAS) is a 16-item self-report questionnaire designed to measure social anxiety in physical activities and sports.


This test was developed from a need to integrate measures of social anxiety and avoidance into assessment of physical activity and sport. Given the importance of physical exercise to individual health, accounting for psychological moderators of exercise behaviour is crucial.


Psychometric analysis of this scale has been conducted (Norton, Hope, & Weeks, 2004).



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Other Information: 

*** Scoring Instructions: Items 3, 11, and 14 are reverse scores. Total Scale Score computed by summing all items. ***

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